Rapada signed a minor league deal with the Orioles in January and is not on the 40-man so the Orioles will have to make a 40-man roster to accommodate him. I don't like speculating on who could be jettisoned, but all it would take is one glance at the roster and you'd see a couple of people that have fallen down the organization's depth chart and would probably be viewed as replaceable. Also, I don't have any inside knowledge on this but another option would be transferring injured starter Justin Duchscherer (left hip strain) to the 60-day disabled list. Duchscherer's DL-stint is backdated to March 29. If he's transferred to the 60-day, that would mean he'd be eligible to come off during the weekend of May 28-30. That seems like a long way off, but the reality is Duchscherer isn't even throwing from off the mound yet and he barely pitched this spring. So even when he starts throwing from the mound, he's still going to have to make a bunch of rehab appearances. Again, I don't know if that's what the Orioles will do to free up a 40-man spot. But it is an option I'm sure they are at least considering.